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Old January 1st, 2010, 09:46 PM   #1
 
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Where are all the post on this great little revolver?

I wish Ruger or XS would offer a BigDot front sight for it. They made the front sight drift pin removable for a reason.
I also wish there were some other grip options as the rubber grip is pretty bulky when concealing.

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Old January 1st, 2010, 10:33 PM   #2
 
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XS just released their standard dot sight for it a few weeks ago:

New Products 2010

See my reviews here:
http://rugerforum.net/ruger-double-a...sight-lcr.html
and here:
http://rugerforum.net/range-reports/...e-reports.html
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:50 AM   #3
 
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Don't know if you have one or looking for one but one of my agencies supervisor bought one and loves it. Says it shoots well to be so small and with +P rounds. We use to shoot the S&W Ti airweights and I hated that gun for a backup on duty. I would love to shoot the LCR sometime and compare it back to the S&W in the same caliber.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:41 AM   #4
 
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New LCR

I have an LCR and a Smith 340 (.357). Just retired the little S&W in favor of the really fine trigger-pull of my Ruger. Installed the new XS sight a couple of days ago. No smithing needed. Just need J.B. Weld epoxy.

Only shot a hundred rounds so far. A bit lighter recoil with +p's than Smith loaded with.357's. Return-to-target a bit quicker. Exciting little shooter.

It's been VERY easy to find ammo for.

Now's the time to buy this gun. They started out at $525. Now at $450 or so.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #5
 
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rugered, that was a joke about the epoxy right?
What was the point of Ruger holding their front sight on with a roll pin then. Can you post a pic of it in place on your LCR?

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Per the instructions from XS that's the procedure for installation. I went above and beyond on mine and actually drilled it for a roll pin. See linked threads above for more info on that and pics.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:52 AM   #7
 
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Tonedeath,

Yeah, that was a joke! Think I'd trust my life to some whim of a method proposed by XS? XS can't afford it and neither can I. I'm very familiar with epoxies of all kinds and J. B. Weld industrial strength is quality stuff.

If the sight falls off, I'll simply put the original back on. You can't tell from looking at it that adhesive was used.

Get out of your box, Tone. Better to try and fail than be critical on the sidelines.

BTW, Ruger put the pin through the original sight so that it could be removed or REPLACED.

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Well that felt kinda unnecessary...........
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Old January 16th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #9
 
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Probably so, Rantingredneck. But I'm not new to weaponry. I'm not here to be abraisive to members. It's just that trying new methods is in my nature. If I can improve a new gun by changing it, then no harm done (especially if it works). IMHO, this gun was lacking in only one feature, the front sight.

The tenon under the original sight actually provides a pretty fair platform for resin based adhesives. If the new sight falls off under some unforetold abuse, then I'll get a smith to drill a hole for a pin through the new Trijicon. I feel this new Ruger is worth it!

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According to Bo Wallace at XS, the front sight hole on the Ruger LCR is not always in the same place. I'll measure it, drill it and pin the new sight back on. Epoxy adhesives become brittle at colder temps. Urethane adhesives would be more permanent. I'll trust the metal.

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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #11
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Tone-Death, I will give credit to RUGER, this new little revolver is a big plus for those that need a wheel gun that is affordable and can do the job as a CCW weapon of choice. I give this little plan jane revolver high marks on the board of handguns. I would recommend it to anyone, especially women who can not work the slide of a semi-auto pistol.
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I really like the LCR. I purchased the second one that my local gun store was able to get when they first came out. They were hard to find then, production must have caught up the with demand. I see them around quite often now.

I'm glad to see the XS sight come out for it, I'll have one soon. I hope to see some reduced size grips for it also.
The tamer grip it comes with is great for shooting but a little bulky for carry. My favorite carry revolver is still my S&W 637 J frame in a Desantis 002 Speed Scabbard holster. The Ruger is gaining ground fast.

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